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Need info on Vermilion Bay.

Old 07-10-2019, 02:25 PM
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Default Need info on Vermilion Bay.

I am wanting to go offshore fishing from cypermore point ,thru vermillion bay , out southwest pass,. looking at a map my question is, can you safely navigate over trinity shoal and most importantly how is the fishing there? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:35 AM
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You shouldn't have any problems on depth going out of The Point, but offshore fish are considerably further out of there than other places. If you are coming from Mississippi, why not go out of Venice or Grand Isle?
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:37 AM
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Bay averages between 5-8' deep, but SaltyRhino is right, offshore fishing is a 50-60 mile run out of the pass to snapper water, 90 miles to amberjack water, and far as can be for tuna, etc.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:46 AM
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I have some friends that want me to take them fishing in the STM rodeo on 7/19-20. I have never been there and don’t know anything about the area. I went out of MS last weekend and ran 120miles I would prefer Venice or grand isle but doing it for friends. Can you give me any pointers where we should try?
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:54 AM
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You can catch snapper 40 miles out of SW pass. 60 miles out V245, V 250, SMI 90 have always been good as well.
Ling are starting to show as well, so should be hanging around the rigs as well.
SW Pass: follow the bottom contours on your GPS. The east side of SW Pass is real shallow.
Trinity Shoal is no concern.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:56 AM
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If I am not mistaken, STM rodeo is "green water" fish...red snapper, mangrove, cobia, trout, etc. That will mean 50-80 miles out of Cypremort Point. Water was pretty ugly offshore last week but we picked up some nice snapper and lots of mangroves. We ended up fishing in 80-100 ft of water for the most part. Too many sharks at the closer rigs where we had been tearing up the mangroves. We haven't caught a lot of ling this year. We have been seeing tons of shrimp boats but mostly sharks and jacks.

Depth is not an issue in bay. Main challenge is navigating the "dry reef" platforms crossing the bay if you leave before daylight. Some of the smaller jackets/pilings are not lit so watch your radar or better yet, get a track from someone. SW Pass is relatively straight forward but do not cut any of the markers. Can go from 30-40 ft to oyster reef very quickly.

Agree with BNG, Vermillion 200 blocks is a good target.
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Thanks guys. The help is very appropriated. I want these guys to catch some fish.
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Sent you a DM. Can probably answer any question you have and give you some info you wouldn't even think to ask.
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Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), and Grouper are the categories for the offshore division
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